From McGarvey, J.W., Sermons delivered in Louisville, Kentucky (Cincinnati: Standard Publishing Company, no date), first published 1894. A sermon delivered by J.W. McGarvey at the Broadway Christian Church, Lexington, KY, 11 June 1893. J.W. (John William) McGarvey (1829-1911) was one of the leading ministers and religious educators of the American Restoration Movement.
McGarvey examines the curious case of the conversion of Saul of Tarsus, later known as Paul the Apostle to the Gentiles. Why was Saul spoken to directly by Jesus? What was the role of Ananias of Damascus? Most importantly, how and when was Saul/Paul forgiven of his sins? Paul's conversion is a classic example of the necessity to consider all the Bible has to say on a subject; in addition to Luke's narrative in Acts 9, we must take into account Paul's own retelling of his experiences in Acts 22 and Acts 26.